Friday's Fotos - Don' Let Your Participle Dangle...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

Friday's Fotos - Don' Let Your Participle Dangle......

     Dangling participles! Dang how I hated to have the school m'arm ding me on that. Essay after essay, term paper after term paper, DING! DING! DING! If I was told once, I was told a thousand times, "Michael! Don't let your participles dangle."
     Lessons learned early on, seem to carry on all through your adult life. Having learned my lessons well, I no longer let my participles dangle.
     I guess this poor soul needed to have had a tougher school m'arm too. It looks as if this is about the worst case of a dangling participle I've seen in a long, long time. <sigh> 

dangling participle


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Comments (27)

Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Mike,

I really sucked at diagraming sentences but I'm not bad at access ladders.

Rich

Mar 25, 2010 11:50 PM
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Michael, so that is what a dangling participle looks like!! Looks very scary to me!!

Mar 26, 2010 12:08 AM
Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

Does that show there was a little movement?? Have a great week end!!

Mar 26, 2010 12:27 AM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Michael...

Is it touching the floor at all???? I have never seen one suspended in mid-air before.

Mar 26, 2010 12:34 AM
Jen Anderson
Exit By the Bay Realty - Chesapeake Beach, MD

Yikes, looks a little scary! Have a great weekend.

Mar 26, 2010 12:38 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Michael that looks like another "plan ahead" moment.

Mar 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Michael - accrding to the e-mails that fill up my spam every day, they now make pills to fix that.

Mar 26, 2010 01:05 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Mike, you have a way with words, and your photos really hit the message on the head!  Great job, as always! unbelievable!!

Mar 26, 2010 02:32 AM
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Unbelievable! Were the owners at all worried about the looks of that hanging beam? My goodness.

Mar 26, 2010 02:42 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I can't believe you left your participle dangle in public like that!

Have you no shame?!!!

 

Mar 26, 2010 03:13 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

LOL Michael - I love all the great comments on this one!

Debi

Mar 26, 2010 03:46 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

If there had been visuals like this, I might have been a better English student.

Mar 26, 2010 03:51 AM
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

I don't miss English class.....I don't miss school much at all.

Mar 26, 2010 04:22 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My garage ladder does that all the time, mostly when I try to put it down when someone forgets I'm in the attic =)
Make this a Friday to remember,
Paul

Mar 26, 2010 04:34 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Michael

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 26, 2010 04:57 AM
Diane Osowiecki
Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN
Greater Nashville Real Estate

What in the world were they thinking?

Mar 26, 2010 07:40 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Well, nothing that cannot be fixed with Elmer's school glue.

Mar 26, 2010 10:43 AM
Jay Lloyd
Cape Coral Florida - Cape Coral, FL
Allpro Home Inspection

Hi Michael, This is a great example of a homeowner that doesn't know how to install pull down staircase. We've seen carpenter's who make the cut wrong, and the staircase is just as dangerous. Thanks for the Friday Foto!

Best Regards, Jay

Mar 26, 2010 02:11 PM
Jay Lloyd
Cape Coral Florida - Cape Coral, FL
Allpro Home Inspection

Hi Michael, This is a great example of a homeowner that doesn't know how to install pull down staircase. We've seen carpenter's who make the cut wrong, and the staircase is just as dangerous. Thanks for the Friday Foto!

Best Regards, Jay

Mar 26, 2010 02:11 PM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Funny post Michael, and a great way to illustrate your point.  Ladders are not something to mess around with.  I have seen serious accidents occur on short stepladders. 

Apr 21, 2010 03:28 PM